Grant Administration Accountant

Prince George's County, MD

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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Date Posted October 14, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job details

$100,000 - $110,000 a year
Job Type

Full Job Description

Nature and Variety of Work

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

The Office of Finance is seeking an experienced candidate to fill a senior-level, supervisory accountant position in grant administration. The incumbent will assess requirements for, disburse, monitor, and report on funds received through various Federal and State grant programs.

Examples of Work

  • Review monthly trial balance to ensure system integrity

  • Identify and research questionable activity for errors or omissions

  • Perform analytic review of accounts to identify errors in grant activity

  • Review journal entries and supporting documentation for conformity with GAAP and County policies

  • Compile, review, and validate labor and costs for services provided to fight the spread of COVID-19

  • Work with Federal representatives, Agencies, Auditors, and Municipalities to clearly report on and communicate aspects of the specific grant program(s)

  • Review encumbrances and expenditures to ensure compliance with appropriation authority, adequacy of accounting information, and allowability of the transaction within the parameters established by policies, laws, and other guidelines governing program functions

  • Prepare Grant expenditure variance analysis and distribute to the COVID-19 Fiscal Management Committee for review

  • Prepare adjusting and reclassification journal entries to ensure the accurate reporting of grant activity consistent with generally accepted accounting and reporting standards

  • Research and analyze financial data and prepare ad hoc reports on grant activity as required

  • Accumulate data from accounting system reports and file records to prepare the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and supporting related working papers, tables, schedules, notes, and other materials

  • Plan, organize, and review the preparation of Ad hoc financial reports and supporting workpapers by professional accounting staff and maintain established plans for completion by required deadlines

  • Participate fully in periodic audits or other examinations of the County's financial records, policies, and procedures

  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements affecting the County's financial accounting and reporting

  • Respond to requests for information from internal and external sources concerning financial statements and reports

  • Coordinate work efforts with external and internal auditors, County agencies, and others as required

  • Develop and maintain Accounting Division reporting checklist to include all major deliverables

  • Review Audit findings, follow up with relevant parties and manage steps for resolution

  • Maintain Workiva templates, links, databases, report guidelines and formats; and manage the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) compilation.

  • Review, update and/or create policies and procedures affecting direct areas of responsibility to ensure that financial activities are recorded using sound business practices and strong internal controls

  • Coordinate the annual review and update of the Accounting Division's Policies and Procedures

  • Provide meaningful guidance and/or training to agency representatives for efficient and effective management of financial activities

  • Maintain current knowledge of County, State, and Federal regulations, policies, and procedures, and demonstrate understanding of generally accepted accounting and reporting practices pertaining to areas of responsibility

  • Actively participate in installations, enhancements, and modifications to systems that link or interface with the County's financial management system

  • Provide technical assistance, information, and advice to other County agencies, persons doing business with the County, residents, or other persons making inquiries

  • Lead or assist with various special projects involving preparation of financial information, financial studies, statistical data, or other related data as requested by appropriate County personnel

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Analyses or Business Administration or a related field, plus at least three (3) years of professional accounting experience; including at least one (1) year in the lead/supervisory role or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Additional Information

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) - desired Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles.
  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Thorough knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of governmental accounting
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel

Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles, which will become effective approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date. Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.

Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.

CLOSING DATE: ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM. Eastern Standard (EST) on October 26, 2021.

Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace